Patrick Samphire (psamphire) wrote,
Patrick Samphire


This seems like an auspicious time to break my blogging silence.

Yesterday, the Breaking Waves anthology was released. In case you don't know, Breaking Waves is a collection of over thirty stories, essays and poems published in aid of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund. For the ridiculously low price of $4.99, you can get pieces by such luminaries as Ursula Le Guin, Vonda McIntyre, Lyda Morehouse, Tiffany Trent, David Levine, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Judith Tarr, Sandra McDonald, Sarah Monette and many others. Oh yeah, there's even a story by me...

What more can you ask for?

It's an e-book in multiple formats, so you should be able to read it whatever device you use.

Go buy it now. You know you want to!

Table of Contents

Introduction, Tiffany Trent

Introduction: Phyllis Irene Radford

In England in the Fifties, Ursula K. Le Guin

A Little Song, A Little Dance, David D. Levine and Andrine de la Rocha

A Modest Proposal for the Perfection of Nature, Vonda N. McIntyre

Site 14, Laura Anne Gilman

The House That We Built, David Gessner

Black Gold, Tiffany Trent

Autumn Leaves, James Sallis

My Mother’s People, Elaine Isaak

The Blue Curtain, Brenda Cooper

Christmas Count, David B. Coe

Eternal Return to the City of New Orleans, James Sallis

Javier Dying in the Land of Flowers, Deborah J. Ross, writing as Deborah Wheeler

Origami Action Heroes of Singing River, Sandra McDonald

The Power to Change the Shape of the Land, Dayle A. Dermatis

The Girl Who Dreamed of the Sea, Judith Tarr

The Sea Around Us, Rachel Carson

Terra Incognita, Camille Alexa

Suicide Note, Mario Milosevic

Serpent Singer, M.H. Bonham

Emergency, Nancy Jane Moore

Preparing for the Hurricane, James Sallis

After the Dragon, Sarah Monette

Comet Summer, Jennifer Stevenson

Backtiming, Randy Tatano

Rescue Work, Pati Nagle

Candace, Judith Tarr

I Sing a Song of Mourning, Dayle A. Dermatis

Galveston, P. G. Nagle

Indigo Bunting, Lyda Morehouse

Paradise, Vonda N. McIntyre
Photographs: Carolyn McIntyre

Shark Attack, Sue Lange

Disaster Relief, Kristine Kathryn Rusch

A Field Guide to Ugly Places, Patrick Samphire

Troubled Water, Kelly Ramsdell Fineman


I now return you to silence.
Tags: breaking waves, fiction

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